Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie everyone. So this week was newsworthy. I’m going to break down what happen in the news and truth behind all it all.
1. Super Tuesday.
The race for president in the Democratic party was on and 14 states voted in the primary this week. It was three contenders and now it’s down to Two. Michael Bloomberg drops out the race and so did Elizabeth Warren. With Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden now competing for the top spot, who will win?
Honesty, I will not vote this year! The votes don’t count and I learned a lesson from 2016. A person can have the popular vote but the electoral college will always win. My distrust for politicians is there and I’m looking at factors that plague my community and race. I’m all for Repirations for the African American community and race. We deserve it. And if there is absolutely no decision for that to happen put out of either these candidates mouths… Then simply… No vote will come from me.
Okay so the Coronavirus hit the United States with over 100 cases in the country alone and now 75 cases here in New York. The virus originated in China and symptoms are coughing, sneezing, runny nose, headaches, sinus issues and the virus has a incubation period of 14 days.
Okay. So this sounds like the flu to me. The flu have these symptoms and they can spread rapidly. But it now has a racial connotation to it. I believe that this virus has been created in a lab somewhere in China… Who knows. But the media coverage of it and the fears that have been stoked is out of control. Black people have not been affected by the virus (Thank God). My advice… Use standard precaution. Wash your hands with soap and cover your mouth when you sneeze and if you believe that you are sick, see your primary care physician.
3. Nathaniel Woods execution.
Nathaniel Woods was executed March 5, 2020 in am Alabama state prison over a crime he was convicted of but wasn’t proven.
Woods was convicted in 2005, and at his sentencing prosecutors portrayed him as someone who hated the police. The officers’ widows said they believed that Mr. Woods ought to die, and all but two of the jurors agreed.
Now… I feel as though this should send a message to all black people that White Supremacy exist in our government and truth be told is that we have no one to defend us and the criminal justice system is set up to harm us simply. This man didn’t even commit a crime but was convicted and executed. The man who actually committed the crime… Isn’t even executed yet.
4. Megan Thee Stallion contract dispute.
Rapper Megan Thee Stallion sued her record label 1501 certified entertainment and it’s CEO Carl Crawford on Sunday claiming that Crawford was trying to stop her from releasing music. Her album Suga which was released on Friday was almost not released. She also obtained an restraining order from a Texas judge that allowed her to release her project. In a lawsuit filed she said that she wanted to terminate her contract and asked for 1 million dollars, claiming that the record company committed fraud, misrepresentation and other violations. The dispute has been going on for months playing itself out on social media.
Okay so I wrote a piece called ‘The Codes. Why is Popular Culture TRASH and why Hip Hop needs to reclaim it’s authentics and is RAP music considered “hip hop”?. In this piece I talk about the importance of being an independent artist and why signing to labels are a bad idea and why you should read a contract before signing. But I want to reiterate some more on this topic because people seem to not understand is that CLOUT vs BUSINESS is a difference. Clout will not get you paid. But handling business will and when Megan signed her contract, she didn’t have a lawyer there or she also didn’t read it. She along with her mother signed the contract and now she is due to pay them. She claims that she was young at the time and didn’t know any better. Honesty, this is not an excuse to not read your contract. You wanted to be a rapper so bad, you claim that you are in college but you couldn’t do something so simple as to read a contract??? Okay sis.